About Amber & The Husband
I am a recovering tax attorney from the largest law firm in the world and am out to gain new experiences and a new outlook on life. My aim is to reclaim my life, my health, and my sanity, by traveling, writing, and eating, all while traveling With Husband In Tow. I encourage others to do the same, while exploring the world through food travel.
How It All Started
Eric and I met in college, back at Rutgers in 1997. I had traveled a bit before we met, but some of our earliest conversations could have been the focus of a Bon Jovi ballad – we wanted to escape New Jersey and to explore. Back then, we both wanted to move to California, it was one of the few things we agreed on, as we kind of hated each other the first six months. At the time I had no idea what a “foodie” was or that I would end up loving food travel, let alone start a food travel blog.
Instead of heading west, we moved to Washington, D.C. so I could attend law school, and after that to Chicago, for my Big Firm life. Little did we know, when we met in the nineties, that we would end up traveling the world for food.
Escape the Predictable Life
I didn’t hate my lawyer life at first. But, I never knew why I went to law school, or what drove me to the law, other than to make money. I heard it was lucrative. That was enough for me. Back then, there were no blogs devoted to explaining why Big Law Sucks. Now, the internet is littered with them.
Big Law just sort of sucked the life out of me. When I came down with tendonitis in 2007, a work related injury, I knew a change was needed.
It took five more years and a round the world trip to make me realize what kind of a change was needed. After ten years practicing law, we escaped, just like we said we would back in 1997. Instead of playing volleyball on the beach in California, though, we created a home base for ourselves in Southeast Asia, where we continue to explore the world and eat everything in sight along the way. Food travel just became a way of life for us, and the food travel blog became an extension of this passion.
I am now a recovering tax attorney, professional eater, writer, and social media consultant, while Eric is a newly minted entrepreneur. We are just starting to really figure out how all of this digital nomad business works. But one thing is for certain, there is no return.
Our Adventures in Food Travel Blog
With over 70 countries and counting, I travel With Husband In Tow. Together, we are seeking new Adventures in Food as we travel on our stomachs. I love the food in Asia – the combination of fresh ingredients, thoughtful preparation, and the fantastic mix of sweet, salty, sour, and spicy. Be it fresh Vietnamese spring rolls, Thai bubble tea, Malay roti canai, or anything with a noodle. I obsess about Asian food, well really all food, and I could spend all day every day eating, if it were socially acceptable. Maybe we need to live in Italy at some point, where that behavior is socially acceptable.
This blog started as a travel blog, cataloguing our adventures through Eastern Europe, Central America, and then Asia. Then, it turned into a bit more of an expat blog, sharing the trials and tribulations of living a life as an expat in Asia. Now, it has all of this and more as I realized my passion truly lies in food travel! I may provide a little travel advice along the way, to show you how you can have fun traveling, and maybe earn some money on the road. But, the focus is on eating, traveling for food, and all things pork! This is truly a food travel blog.
After living Ubud, Bali, for 18 months, we spent almost all of 2015 out on the road. Tired and exhausted, we settled in Bangkok as our home base. During 2016, we continue to explore Asia and Europe, and are planning a culinary road trip to the US called the #USChowDown. In between, we will continue to grow our new digital nomad businesses.
Join us as we continue to seek new Adventures in Food, Wine & Luxury Travel! We will teach you how to travel the world for food!